Surname: S
Other Name: Tobias
Hearing Date: 15 Aug 2019
Court: Frankston Magistrates' Court
Magistrate: Gattuso
Fraud Amount: $24,758

Nature of Offences (Including Act, Section & No of Counts)

Charges:

2 charges of fraudulently obtaining benefits contrary to s116 of the Transport Accident Act 1986.

Plea: Guilty

Result:

The magistrate with conviction ordered the accused to pay a fine of $4,000. The accused repaid the monies to the TAC with $15,000 being paid the week before the hearing on 8 August 2019 and the remainder paid on the day of the hearing just prior to sentencing, therefore the TAC did not seek compensation.

Remarks:

The accused provided false and misleading Certificates of Capacity which indicated that the accused had no capacity for work and had not returned to work. The accused had in fact returned to work providing plumbing services of which the TAC had evidence.

Payable to TAC

Restitution: $N/A
Total Fines: $4,000No
Disbursements: $ N/A
Statutory Costs: $ N/A
Professional Costs: $N/A

Stay: